EVENTS

UPCOMING


>: Thursday, December 8th, 2022 at 7 PM CT / 8 ET. Online. David Has Zoom Pro. This online reading will feature me, Adrienne Marie Barrios, Leigh Chadwick, and Sara Moore Wagner. Hosted by David Wojciechowski. REGISTER HERE TO GET A ZOOM LINK!!!

>: Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at 7 PM CT in-person at Sisyphus Brewing, 712 Ontario Ave W #100, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Poets & Pints #90. This event will feature me, Alan Branch, Sharon Chmielarz, and Alela Marrell-Stinson, followed by an open mic. Hosted by Tony Plocido and presented by Cracked Walnut
 
>: Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 at 7 PM CT in-person at The White Squirrel, 974 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102. Conduit Presents: Minds on Fire Live!. This event will feature me, Michael Kleber-Diggs, and Juliett Patterson. Hosted by Luke Pingel and presented by Conduit

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>: Thursday, November 17th, 2022 at 7 PM CT in-person at Public Space One (PS1)229 N Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52245. HIST in the IC. This event featured me, Prince Bush, India Johnson, and Matthew Klane and is part of Matthew's Midwest tour for HIST (Calamari Archive, 2022).

>: Friday, November 18th, 2022 at 8:30 PM CT in-person at Dromedary Productions 308 E. Prince St. #222, St. Paul, MN 55101. HIST in the MSP. This even featured me, Matthew Klane, Paula Cisewski and Micah Ruelle as readers.
 
 
>: Friday, November 11th, 2022 at 7 PM ET in-person at Unnameable Books615 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238. Sunview Luncheonette 221 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222. (Had to pivot to an indoor space at the last minute due to RAIN). Thanks to Jared and Chad at Sunview!!! A Numerologically Kind of Fortuitous Reading. This event featured me, Jared Daniel FagenOlivia Muenz, and Isaac Pickell

>: Friday, October 28th, 2022 at 6:30 PM CT in-person at City Lit Books2523 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647. This event, hosted by Logan Berry, featured me, Caroline Macon Fleischer, Jessie McCarty, Dylan Fahoome, Gwen Hilton, Philip Sorensen, and Mike Kleine. 

>: Sunday, October 16th, 2022 8 AM-9:30 AM CT online128 Lit Inaugural Issue Virtual Multilingual/International Launch Reading. This event featured artist + writer contributors to the 1st issue of 128 Lit from across the world. IF YOU MISSED IT, YOU CAN VIEW A RECORDING OF THE EVENT HERE!

>: Thursday, July 7th, 2022 from 6:30-9 PM CST in-person at editor Haley Lasche's home. Concision 1st Birthday Reading. This event featured me, Katelynn Hibbard, Paula Cisewski, Su Love, Morgan Grayce Willow and Carrie Nassif.    
 
>: Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 from 5-8 PM CST in-person at The Center for Performing Arts 3754 Pleasant Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55409. The Waves is a monthly genre-crossing, multimedia, collaborative music + poetry event. This installment featured me, Grace Edgcumbe, James Holdman, Jeff Johnson, Luke Pingel, Mike Olson, Paula Cisewski, Philip Blackburn, Ryann Daisy Swimmer, and The Stein-O-Caster. Doors open at 4:45 PM, admission is $10, and proof of vaccination is required for entry. If you missed it, you can see me read accompanied by Jeff Johnson on guitar here.
 
>: Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 1-3 PM CST in-person at Solar Arts Building 2nd Floor, 711 NE 15th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Art-A-Whirl. This event featured readers Paula Cisewski, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Kara Olson, Annette Schiebout, and myself as well as open mic readings from Laura Rockhold, Josh Davies, and Wendy Brown-Baez
 
>: Sunday, May 8th at 7 PM ET in-person Chapin Parkway (between Delavan Ave. & Gates Circle Buffalo, NY. green_space outdoor reading featuring myself and Vincent James Perrone. HERE IS THE AUDIO OF THE READING in case you missed it.

 >: Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at 7 PM ET in-person at Book Suey 10345 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212. A Poetry Reading featuring Danika Stegeman LeMay  Joe Hall and Tracy Zeman. Reading followed by a Q+A hosted by Vincent James Perrone.

>: Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 9 PM ET (doors at 8 PM) in-person at JT's Tavern (formerly Saddle Up Saloon/Blue Jeans), 13261 Chippewa Blvd. Mishawaka, IN 46545. This event featured the bands River Rats, Half Built Homes, The Distractions, and The Hatchbacks, and an extra strange reading by me.
 
>: Friday, May 6th, 2022 at 4 PM ET in-person at Buchanan District Library 128 E Front St, Buchanan, MI 49107. Meet the Author: Danika Stegeman LeMay, Author of Pilot. Reading from Pilot, talk about erasure poetry, and an erasure (also called blackout) poetry activity.
 
>: Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 5:30-7 PM CT (6:30 -8 PM ET) in-person + online. Woodward Review Inaugural Launch Reading. This reading featured me, Prince Bush, Hannah Klemkow, Joy Notoma, and Jeni De La O., and others. In-person event took place at Wayne State University Student Center, Hilberry D, Rm. 210, 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202.
 
>: Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 6 PM CT (7 PM ET) online. Chance Poetry Discussion on Instagram Live for Taylor Swift As Books. Andrew Yoon and I discuss chance poetry, compoundwords, erasure, and infinity. Hosted by Amy Lorraine Long. If you missed it, you can watch it on IG here.
 
>: Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 from 5-8 PM CST in-person at The Center for Performing Arts 3754 Pleasant Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55409. The Waves is a monthly genre-crossing, multimedia, collaborative music + poetry event. This show featured me, Haley Olson, Jeff Johnson, Maura Bosch, Ngange & TheMasses, Paula Cisewski, Raycurt Lemuel, Sagirah Shahid, and more! Doors open at 4:45 PM, admission is $10, and proof of vaccination is required for entry. If you missed it, you can see me read accompanied by Jeffrey Brooks here, and Sagirah Shahid reading accompanied by Jeffrey here.

>: Thursday, March 24th, 2022 6-9 PM EST in-Person at Lot 49 Books 1713 S. 6th St. Philadelphia, PA 19148. AWP Off-site reading hosted by Black Sun Lit, The Operating System, and 11:11 Press featuring Elae Moss, Jared Daniel Fagen, Ginger Ko, Vidhu Aggarwal, Vincent James Perrone, Sam M. Moss as David Leo Rice, and me.
 
>: Saturday, February 5th, 2021 7 PM CST in-Person at Hutton Arena at Hamline University. The Under Review Launch Reading Issue #5. The event included readings by myself and other local contributors to the issue: Kathryn Kysar, Tom Frank, David Kilpatrick, Ty Chapman, M.A.H. Hinton, Lydia Klismith Hansen, and Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria. Proof of vaccination required for this mask mandated event. Hutton Arena, 1569 Hewitt Ave, St Paul, MN 55104.
 
>: Sunday, December 5th, 2021 from 2-3 PM CST Online. Harpy Hybrid Review Launch Reading Issue #6.5. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE READING. The event included readings and art presentations by me, Samuel Haecker, Orchid Tierney, Beverly M. Collins, and Ingrid L. Taylor.
 
>: Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 7-10 PM CST at Modist Brewing Co. The Others Were Kinder But We Never Loved Them: The Horror of Meat and Spirit, a Wake Island podcast and reading with Logan Berry, Samuel Robertson, Mike Corrao, and Vincent James Perrone presented by 11:11 Press. Modist Brewing Co. 505 N. 3rd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401. An audio only recording of this event is available on YouTube. Audio starts at about minute 59:00. My portion begins at about 1:24:00.
 
 >: Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at 2:28 PM CST at Minnesota State Fairgrounds at the Progress Center and Fine Arts Building, 1265 Snelling Ave N., St Paul, MN 55108. 2021 Twin Cities Book Festival Minnesota Author Mashup. I gave a brief talk (including visual aids!) highlighting Pilot. TCBF is hosted by Rain Taxi Review of Books. The event featured nearly 50 MN authors. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
 
>: Saturday, October 9th, 2021 at 7 PM CST. 2021 Midwest Video Poetry Fest at which my video poem "Then Betelgeuse Reappears" screened alongside other official selections at 2 locations: Arts + Lit Lab in Madison, WI and Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, WI. Charles Edward Payne and I spoke about our video poem selections and did a Q+A with the audience. The festival also streamed on Art + Lit Lab's YouTube channel Oct. 11th-Oct. 25. YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO POEM HERE AND READ THE TEXT VERSION AT APARTMENT HERE.
 
>: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 6 PM CST. Fall for the Book Festival George Mason University MFA Alumni Celebration with Danielle Badra, John Copenhaver, Christopher Davenport, Tara Laskowski, and Angie Mazakis. Live-streamed via Crowdcast (CLICK HERE TO WATCH IF YOU MISSED IT!!) & in-person at Merten Hall Room 1201 at George Mason University.

>: Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 6:30 PM CST. Pilot Book Launch Reading with Paula Cisewski and Angie Mazakis. Also to feature LOST trivia for fabulous prizes. Virtual, hosted by Moon Palace Books. IF YOU MISSED IT LIVE, YOU CAN STILL WATCH THIS READING ON THE INTERNET BY CLICKING THIS LINK!!

>: Thursday, November 19th, 2020 at 6:30 PM CST. Cracked Walnut: Bridges Reading series with Roy G. Guzman, Claudia Hampston Daly, Richard Terrill, and Janna Knittel. Virtual, for Next Chapter Booksellers.

>: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 7 PM CST. HESPERA reading/performance series with Lisa Marie Brimmer, Mad Radtke, and musician Joey Crane. Moon Palace Books. 3032 Minnehaha Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406.